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The Residential Development Council is the leading representative for Australia’s residential developers, providing powerful advocacy on behalf of the industry that drives Australia’s economy. We proudly lead the conversation for the industry that hands over the keys to 600 new homes each day, and plays a critical role in addressing Australia’s housing affordability crisis. 

We champion efficient housing supply and choice, and have the trust of governments around the country. Through research and thought leadership on tax, planning, development and environmental approvals, our objective is to encourage best practice principles and greater Federal government leadership to improve housing affordability. We also work to encourage new development opportunities for our members, such as build-to-rent (BTR).

This page collates our suite of information, resources, industry committees and events related to the residential and BTR sector. 

  • Illawarra Connecting with Country Breakfast

    Novotel Wollongong
    North Wollongong, New South Wales
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  • Brunswick & Co Build To Rent Site Tour

    Brunswick & Co
    Fortitude Valley, Queensland
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  • SA: Future Directions Trivia Night

    The Elephant British Pub
    Adelaide, SA
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Industry Committees are made up of 12-25 property professionals from around Australia, who are experts in the relevant field. Committees meet every four to six weeks to discuss issues and projects relevant to their expertise and the focus of the Committee.

Being selected as a member of a Property Council Committee gives you the opportunity to help shape the future and influence the organisation’s advocacy agenda. Members have the opportunity to contribute to important, focused industry discussions while building their professional networks and knowledge. 

As part of our 40-40-20 commitment to gender equity, all our Committees comprise a minimum of 40 per cent female representatives. Committee members are appointed for a two-year term, with the current Committees commencing their tenure in February 2023.

Shopping Centre Directory: WA 2024

The Property Council’s Shopping Centre Directories provide a comprehensive listing of shopping centres within each state.   They contain details on centre ownership, size, management, tenancy mix, site area, number


Stacked against us – The true cost of taxes and charges on housing

The Property Council of Australia has released alarming new research showing the Queensland Government’s promise of delivering ‘a home for every Queenslander’ cannot be fulfilled under the current tax model, which is seeing more than one third of the cost of new homes and apartments made up of taxes, fees, and charges.

The ‘Stacked Against Us’ research shows that government taxes, fees and charges make up 32 per cent of the total cost of a new home and land package in Queensland and 33.3 per cent of a new apartment. For a $730,000 mortgage, that equates to $233,440 in taxes, fees and charges.

The impact of these tax settings is seeing Queenslanders spend the first nine years of a 30-year mortgage package paying off prohibitive taxes, fees and charges – plus interest.

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QLD Budget delivers ‘a blow to renters’

The Queensland Government handed down its Budget yesterday. Find out why increasing taxes for investors with a portion of international funding would be the final nail in the coffin for Queensland’s apartment stocks.

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Innovation & Excellence Awards

The annual Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards are the most prominent property awards in Australia, promoting excellence in design and innovation in the built environment since 1982.

National Retirement Living Awards

The Property Council’s National Retirement Living Awards celebrate excellence and achievement across all parts of the retirement living sector. 

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